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Will Jackson

Printed and framed by Matt Flor, Seattle, WA, to display in his home.

 “Near the University of Washington there’s an abandoned building that is basically a living campus of graffiti.”

“My career in photography has generally involved documentation and producing images you could call ‘pretty’, but I’ve also had a longstanding interest in urban decay and street art. Near the University of Washington there’s an abandoned building that is basically a living campus of graffiti. Every surface is painted and the layered display is constantly changing. I’ve shot there three or four times. I was attracted to this wall by the bright, vivid colors and started messing around with a short depth of field. As much as I liked the painting, I ended up focusing on the discarded aerosol can and its implied artistic activity.




frame artwork
frame artwork

“I shot this image with a regular camera, my Nikon D700, uploaded it to my Flickr account, then downloaded it to my iPad. I’d thought about framing this shot for a long time, and when a friend told me about Sworl, I decided to give it a try. I chose an 11” x 14” image framed in black to 16” x 20” and I’m really happy with how it turned out.”

 —As told to Will Jackson

			
		
Will Jackson

Printed and framed by Clive Wilkie, Seattle, WA, to add to a photo collection in his condo. “A coworker told me about Sworl. I was amazed at how easy it was. Five minutes to order, and the frame and packaging were beautiful.” travel photography “I’d just gotten off a flight from China. My daughter, who lives in San Francisco, suggested we take a history cruise on a 1920s sloop. As we approached the Golden Gate Bridge on the Sausalito side of the bay, this image just sort of presented itself. The single tower viewed edge-on, the 19th-century fort at its base, and the cliff rising steeply to the right made an exciting composition. “I took the photo in color on my iPhone and later switched it to black & white.  It was actually a sunny day with high clouds, but in black and white the sky looks much more dramatic. The photo gives the impression of this iconic structure standing before a gathering storm. “When I saw it in black and white, I thought I should get it framed. Not long after, a coworker told me about Sworl. I was amazed at how easy it was. Five minutes to order, and the frame and packaging were beautiful.

Framed travel photography San Francisco

“I’m a great fan of Ansel Adams, like the simplicity of black & white, and wanted the photo to fit in a particular place in my condo. Framed in black, it looks great against the light blue wall.”

—As told to Will Jackson

Will Jackson

“I used Tangled FX, a photo editing app for iPhone, to create this kind of textured woodcut effect called ‘Fibers’ that I thought would look cool with my hairy dog.”

Printed and framed by Garrett McAuliffe, Seattle, Washington, because “we love our dog.”

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 “This is Grover, an 11-year-old German Wirehaired Pointer with a sweet disposition and an insane amount of energy. He’s mellowed a bit with age and I caught him in a restful moment relaxing in our living room. Grover’s crazy about birds, swimming and chasing balls and gets along well with our other dogs Bazzle and Dora. Being in the mobile product business, I have several hundred apps on my iPhone.  I used Tangled FX, a photo editing app for iPhone, to create this kind of textured woodcut effect called ‘Fibers’ that I thought would look cool with my hairy dog. I liked using one app to transform the original shot, then using Sworl to create a beautiful framed photo to appear at my doorstep.” —As told to Will Jackson

Garrett McAuliffe, Sworl Board Member